Restaurant Karel 5: elegant dining in the historic heart of Utrecht

A stylish business dinner? A special family dinner? Or a romantic dinner or the highest culinary quality? Then Restaurant Karel 5 in Utrecht – formerly Grand Restaurant Karel V – is an excellent choice.

Here we realize our culinary ambitions. Restaurant Karel 5 is a gastronomic restaurant in a medieval dining room in the heart of Utrecht. Formerly the members of the monks ate there. Sinful thoughts were taboo. The members were in fact solemnly instructed to dine in silence and not let their thoughts wander unchaste. We are not that strict, though. “Another oyster for sir?”

Chef Vito Reekers and maître-sommelier Johan Kragtwijk ensure an unforgettable culinary evening
Restaurant Karel 5 consists of a professional team with chef de cuisine Vito Reekers and experienced maître-sommelier Johan Kragtwijk at the helm. They guarantee an exciting culinary evening in the center of Utrecht. From inspiring affordable menus to tempting signature dishes. We guide our guests in a professional yet personal way in making their culinary choices.

Restaurant Karel 5: a chic atmosphere in the historic heart of Utrecht
Discover with us how relaxed dining can be – and should be. Because chic, stylish and relaxed go well together with us. Enjoy our personal approach, craftsmanship and spacious table setting in an iconic location. We also have a wonderful terrace! In shorts, you can dine elegantly in the historic heart of Utrecht at Restaurant Karel 5.

Reserve a table online for an evening with many culinary highlights in a casual atmosphere. Or you can also call or email: +31 (0) 30 233 75 98 or restaurant@karel5.nl. Or book one of our culinary hotel packages!


Vergeet niet het wapen van keizer Karel V te bewonderen in Restaurant Karel 5: de tweekoppige adelaar van zandsteen. Deze werd tijdens de restauratie van het complex in de jaren 90 van de vorige eeuw gevonden in een schouw en waakt nu over ons restaurant.

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